First Line of NaNo 2021

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As the clock strikes midnight from Halloween to NaNoWriMo, what is that vital first line that starts your 50K journey?
 

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Yay traditional Sage threads!

Being in Australia, it's almost the end of the 1st for me so I (thankfully) have a first line. A boring one, looking at it on its own, but still.

"Cassie watched the sunlight play off the stone walls in front of her."
 
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I will wring Freja Taras’ neck with my bare hands.

(The situation's not violent, really. This person is just very frustrated. :))
 

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The wind makes its own sort of music.

Whether it will stay the first line of the draft or not, I'm not certain. But for now it's a good starting place.
 

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The night before the first day of Hanako’s first grade class, Hitomi surprised her daughter with a formal apology.
 

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Rough bark chafed Aveline’s hands as she pulled herself up to a higher branch.

I struggle with first lines, so I just kept in simple.
 

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I'm a NaNo rebel this year. Rather than start a novel, I'm trying to finish one that's been gathering dust for the last several months. So my first line is the start of a new scene:


“It’s happened again,” Heather said, and thrust the report at him.
 

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It’s totally possible — nah, the word is likely — that Mom likes my obnoxiously cheerful dead best friend more than she likes me
 
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Yes. I know, I know, Blake's first lines are fairly predictable.
 
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Alternate NaNoWriMo project

Even the empty house had a dreary gray tinge in the drizzle as the Uber driver stopped to let Alyssa out.
 

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Unedited first line and out of context? 😳 🤪 Why not? 😁

“On the other hand,” Lars said while changing slide on the big screen, showing a map of the arctic part of Europe.
 

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Then I said, be careful.

(continuing a story in progress with this one.)
 

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“SURPRISE!”
The party downstairs thumped, thudded and jived to life, vibrating up through the floor to the study where Evan stood frozen, her hands on the safe.
 
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Darkness never truly leaves the city of Hallowmouth.
 
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